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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

From US$ 28.21 per person

See Hamburg Harbor’s famous landmarks illuminated at night, navigate through the sparkling Speicherstadt, and glide past impressive container ships on a 1.5-hour evening cruise with live German commentary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an evening boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the lit up waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire illuminated views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing nighttime photo opportunities of famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Includes
  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Once on the tunnel-like Überseebrücke bridge, start to walk down. Through the windows of the bridge, you will be able to see the boat on the left side of the bridge named "Traute Abicht".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Please note that the live commentary on this tour is in German only
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Please note that the tour of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) is dependent on the water levels. Cruises are scheduled according to the tidal calendar. However, if the tide changes unexpectedly to high or low water levels, then it will not possible for any boats to enter the narrow waterways. If this is the case on the day of your tour, an alternative route will be done
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1186 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    3.7/5

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The tour was great, the guide was great. However, you should first think about what to expect. Due to the energy crisis, Hamburg is no longer as illuminated as before. Correspondingly dark z. B. the warehouse district. Below deck, cozy and warm at a table, you really don't see that much, despite the glass roof. Rather only shadowy outlines. I was actually a bit frustrated at the time and would have missed the tour at most 1 or 2 stars at this point. However, if you are weatherproof, you can leave the passenger compartment and then have a wonderful view of Hamburg. In the typical gray Hamburg weather, of course, not always so pleasant. We only had a little drizzle, which was easy to bear. The perseverance on deck was actually rewarded with insane views. Conclusion: Light ride in good to moderate weather highly recommended.

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January 4, 2023

Beautiful and romantic boat tour through the canals of the warehouse district and the harbor. Our guide was super flexible and a detour to the well-known container ship currently in the port was possible. The information was always interesting and we were able to learn something new about Hamburg. We would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Hamburg.

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November 11, 2022

We went on the harbor cruise at the end of August. Unfortunately, it was very windy and therefore very cold. So take warm clothes with you, it is highly recommended! What wasn't ideal is that the announcements were only really understandable when the boat was going a little slower or was standing still. At full speed it was a little exhausting to understand something and sometimes not understandable at all.

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August 30, 2022

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